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Treatment Plant Shift Leader

Berkeley County

Berkeley County

Goose Creek, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023
Job Summary and Essential Functions

This position typically provides assistance in the operation of the water and/or wastewater facilities; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees.


  • Oversees and manages assigned shift to ensure an effective operation of the Treatment Plant.
  • Receives customer complaints over the phone and coordinates services and repairs with various crews.
  • Receives, monitors and mixes chemicals utilizing a forklift and loads HTH chlorine drums into the back of a standard pickup truck.
  • Performs routine maintenance and cleaning tasks with a variety of hand tools for equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Maintains and calibrates testing equipment.
  • Collects samples and maintains proper documentation as required by DHEC.
  • Records flow, rainfall and other data, changing charts as required by DHEC.
  • Performs visual and auditory inspections of plant equipment and maintains appropriate logs.
  • Operates machine for wastewater dewatering process.
  • Inspects facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair and performs necessary maintenance work.
  • Monitors plant operations and pump stations.
  • Compiles data and enters information into daily logs.
  • Conducts in shift turnover meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Work
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Four (4) years of related wastewater treatment experience;
  • Must have and maintain a valid Class A Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification;
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license for South Carolina with safe driving record;

Special Requirements: 

  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview; 
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.
  • This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to read and write. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and organize, plan and execute these instructions.
  • Ability to use small office equipment.
  • Ability to use or repair small, medium and heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to complete maintenance work orders using EAM computerized software system.
Physical Demands

This position requires the employee to reach, pull and push with hands and arms; stand; use hands to handle, feel, finger, grasp or operate objects, tools or controls; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions

The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. This position operates on a rotating 12-hour shift schedule. Shifts run 7:00 – 7:00 respectively on a 36/48-hour work rotation. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.